Car Full Of Illegal Immigrants Crashes, One Dies and Several Sent to Hospital

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 7:47am

LA JOYA - It was a gruesome scene on Expressway 83 in La Joya Monday morning. A van packed with 18 illegal immigrants crashed through a fence into a field.

One man died, while nine others had to be rushed to the hospital, two of them by life-flight. Texas DPS is handling the case and they say it was all part of a human smuggling attempt.

The driver of the van fled on foot, and while DPS and Border Patrol searched the area, he wasn't found.

News Center 23 Reporter Erin Murray explains.

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